World Political Map
World political map sketches the distribution of 200 independent nations and a number of dependent territories, both contiguous as well as located overseas, on earth.
The political map of World represents some of the largest independent states of the world such as the United States of America, Canada, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Australia, as well as the smallest nations including the Vatican City, Monaco, Andorra and Singapore.
As represented in the world map, there are certain countries like Canada, Australia and Indonesia that enjoy a long coastline while there are others which are completely land-locked like Bhutan, Switzerland and Lesotho.
The World political map given here also represents dependent territories, like Greenland and the Faeroe Islands of Denmark, and the French Overseas Territories that may be geographically and culturally distinct, enjoying some amount of autonomy but, are not purely independent states.
The globe map also represents Special Administrative Regions like Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR that possess most of the characteristics of independent nations under the one country two systems' policy and enjoy substantial autonomous status but yet are integral parts of the People's Republic of China.
It is the division of the world into separate political entities is what is meant by political boundaries. In the political world atlas given here, one can see that some of these divisions may be caused by geological bodies such as mountains and rivers while others are politically demarcated. The world political maps provided in this page follows the latest globally accepted standards for national boundaries.
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